Corona is also known as a novel coronavirus disease but it is no longer a new disease for any country. Almost all countries across the world are affected with this deadly virus and the number of victims are increasing day by day resulting in shortage of beds and rooms in hospitals restricting proper treatment for common people. As a solution UK is coming up with medical ventilators which can be a potent solution to give life to all COVID-19 victims, especially those who are seriously affected.
How do these ventilators work?
Those who are critically affected from COVID-19 get breathing trouble which restricts the flow of oxygen to their lungs. The ventilator designed by the British engineering firms assists people in easy breathing by supplying proper oxygen to their lungs and removing carbon-di-oxide.
The process of these ventilators sounds really simple but the mechanism included in it is a bit complex one.
Mechanism of medical ventilators:
Corona affected folks already suffer with weak lungs, hence the ventilators are designed keeping its pressure minimum to avoid further damage to the lungs. Also the amount of oxygen is controlled to its best effective level, as excess of oxygen may also harm weak lungs. Now with the increase in the numbers of affected folks the requirement of these kits are increasing day by day all across the world.
Production of Ventilator kit:
As the requirement of a ventilator kit is heavy hence production must be done on a large scale which is not nearly possible for British engineering firms to achieve all alone. As a solution, British government is lending a helping hand by seeking assistance from a wide range of manufacturers.
Hence, top manufacturers of this world, such as Rolls-Royce and JCB are also included in the discussion of ventilator kit manufacturing. Another potential contributor of this big challenge is TT Electronics, which is majorly responsible for the development of special coils and ultra-fine wound wire for radiation therapy equipment and surgical navigation devices.
Potential of nanotechnology in medical sector
The word nano take us to the tiniest shapes but the measurement of nano is much smaller than what we expect. Nano can be defined as one billionth of something. The measuring scale of nano is recently been added to almost every business sector including medical sector. It is allowing the medical professionals to measure and study the tiniest particles like cell components, viruses, DNA, and more. With the help of nano technology, medical sector has developed sub microscopic labs, tools, tubes and robots. DNA is the most basic element of human body, with the manipulation of DNA a number of diseases can be treated effectively by having a great control over the growth of DNA. Use of nanotechnologies is done by using nanoparticles for the treatment for which nano-robots are developed in the form of medicines to revitalize the cellular parts of a body.
Nanotechnology in medical sector:
There are certain diseases that require crucial substances for a particular cell development as a treatment of the disease, for example cancer. With the help of nanotechnology, particles are engineered which can effectively engage with the affected cells and repair it with a direct treatment. This technique is considered as the best way to treat certain type of diseases because it refrains the medication from effecting the healthy cells of the body and only work on the diseased ones to improve your all over health.
There are several antibodies which are capable of detecting severe disease like cancer and tumor. With the help of nanotechnology antibodies are attached to the nanotubes made up of carbon and is used to detect the cancer cells present in blood stream. With the same technology, a device is being developed which can detect the kidney related issues at an early stage.
Medical tricorder: A new ray of hope for better healthcare
If you take a survey then five out of every ten folk is struggling with some or other health disorder and two among those are at the critical stage due to late diagnosis of the disease. To put an end to this issue, a regular health checkup is required, so that you can understand your health condition and do the needful to get rid of it. But the question is “how many of us go to the medical practitioner for a routine healthcare checkup?” Answer will be very few. To avoid this condition, several scientists and inventors are trying to develop a device which will be handy and can be afforded by every single folk to practice their self-health checkup. The device is names as medical tricorder, a portable handheld device for diagnosing health conditions within seconds. The device is not available in the real world market but several brains are working for this great invention with an intension to upgrade the medical sector.
Functions of medical tricorder:
- Simplified way to diagnose disease
- Ongoing health condition can be tracked, such as health rate, blood pressure
- Complete health condition can be diagnosed
- Confirmation of a healthy body
Work of medical tricorder:
Experts have developed a huge variety of devices to support the medical professionals diagnosing various types of diseases. Each type of disease has a distinct device and the operations of such device are known to the practitioners only. There is no such device which is capable enough to diagnose distinct types of health conditions. As per the speculations, we will have a solo device potent enough to diagnose several health conditions with a great ease. With the use of this device glucose levels, body temperatures, checking abnormalities in DNA using sensors, detection of availability of antibodies in DNA, and many more issues can be detected instantaneously without any professional experience. This device will be developed as handy as a smartphone.
Impact of technology on health care sector
A new era of telemedicine has been emerged with the advancements of technology and its use in the healthcare industry. Evolution of technology has enabled health care professionals to provide more promising treatments to the patients regardless of their location and situation. If you talk about the impact of technology over the healthcare sector then it is countless, but few major transformation that has been brought by the technological growth are access to the best medical practitioner anywhere from the world, immediate medical assessment of a patient, latest treatment technologies and many more. Incorporation of digital platform is one of the best advancements in medical and also a great reason for the change of medical phase.
Following aspects will put light on the changes of medical sector and their impacts:
Health records must be kept for years and years, because any further treatment may require the details of your health record or any type of treatment taken by the patient in his medical history for an effective and also safe treatment. Keeping such records manually is really a tough task for a folk. Now, technology has a solution for this problem as it have given an option to save health records along with the health checkup reports in the cloud system. It enables you to retrieve the details in future from any place using any system.
Medical sector doesn’t just represents meeting with a doctor or any healthcare professional, rather it covers your medication, routine checkups, treatment details, diagnosis, any many more. Now medical assistance is packed in the handheld devices of folks with facilities to perform all these tasks on the go without carrying any extra baggage.
Lack of information was the biggest reason for poor health and treatment too. Emergence of latest technologies and digital platforms supporting medical sector has become a strongest medium between healthcare professionals and patients to share the information properly and educate the patients to know more about their illness, treatments and medication, allowing them to understand it in the better way and get ready for the best treatment possible for their health recovery.